8 Apr, 2016

The Practice and Philosophy of Yoga

“Yoga is the cessation of the fluctuations of the mind.” The Yoga Sutra of Patanjali Yoga is an ancient practice believed to have originated in India approximately 5,000 years ago. Developed originally as a practice for enhanced meditation through breath awareness, the focus on asanas, or physical postures, did not come about until much later. […]

8 Apr, 2016

Meditation Series: Metta Meditation

“May all beings have happiness and the cause of happiness. May they be free of suffering and the cause of suffering.” Excerpt from a Traditional Tibetan Buddhist Prayer One of the most important Buddhist practices is that of Metta, or loving-kindness meditation. Loving-kindness is one of the Four Immeasurables taught by the Buddha. In the […]

8 Apr, 2016

Meditation Series: Guided Meditation

“If the doors of perception were cleansed, everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.” -William Blake (The Marriage of Heaven and Hell) In this series we have explored various types of meditation. In this seventh and last article on the topic, we will be exploring the practice of guided meditation. Listening to […]

8 Apr, 2016

Navigating the Symbology of Your Dreams

I arrive at a house that reminds me of a childhood home. As I walk up to the house, I notice that there are a mother and baby elephant standing in the driveway being hosed down by a person whom I can’t make out. I walk through the house and out the back door, onto […]

8 Apr, 2016

Frankincense Essential Oil: The King of Oils

“And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and Frankincense, and Myrrh.” -Matthew 2:11 (KJV) Why did the Magi bring Gold, Frankincense, and Myrrh? The traditional gifts […]

8 Apr, 2016

West Virginia’s Mothman

“The strange ones began to arrive in West Virginia. They trooped down from the hills, along the muddy back roads, up from the winding ‘hollers,’ like an army of leprechauns seeking impoverished shoemakers. It was open season of the human race and so the ancient procession of the damned marched once more.” — John Keel, […]

8 Apr, 2016

Myrrh Essential Oil: A Gift Fit for a King

“Myrrh is mine: it’s bitter perfume, breaths a life of gathering gloom. Sorrowing, sighing, bleeding, dying, sealed in the stone-cold tomb.” We Three Kings In the previous article on essential oils here at, we looked at the benefits of Frankincense (, and the widely held belief that the gifts of the Magi were chosen […]

5 Apr, 2016

Developing Your Clair Senses

Many people think of psychic ability as a special power reserved for only a few special individuals. The truth, however, is quite the contrary. Intuition is a natural ability that all human beings possess. Before the advent of modern technology, early humans had to rely on their instinct to survive. Instinct led them through the […]